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As a top seller's agent in the U.S. I've found it essential to stay on top of all the real estate technology that helps my clients sell their homes faster and for more. We regularly research and write reports on what actually causes homes to sell across the country, what technology is making a difference and what isn't moving the needle.

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Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Represented Hundreds of Buyers
Licensed since 2004

Virtual Home Staging – A New Way to Sell Homes

Each year we write a report on home staging, how much it costs, what kind of ROI to expect when you hire a professional stager, and more. We’re turning our attention to virtual staging now, a newer way to sell a home that’s quickly growing in popularity. Along the way, we’ll show some real life […]

Which 3D Home Tours Sell Homes Faster and For More Money?

It makes sense that in this day and age, 3D home tours on real estate listings positively impact home sales. But just how much they do may surprise you. In this article, we’re looking at national studies to shed some well-supported light on the subject of real estate technology. While professional photography, virtual staging, and […]

Professional Photography and 3D Tours Sell Homes Faster and for More

It might feel like a no-brainer to state that professional photos and 3D home tours help homes on the real estate market sell faster and for more. But that might surprise you is just how much more and just how much faster. I’ve been selling homes, licensed since 2003, and my team has completed over […]

Sell your Home with Virtual Staging

Given the pandemic, home buyers are increasingly turning to the internet to vet homes before seeing them in person. But while this trend may have intensified due to Covid-19, it didn’t start there. Why see a ton of homes in person when you can filter them by searching online? Prospective buyers, especially millennials, increasingly look […]

Professional Real Estate Photography Sells Homes

As a real estate agent, it’s hard for me to name just one thing that sellers MUST do before they list their home for sale. But getting professional photographs of the home is pretty high up on the list. There’s just no arguing with the facts: A well photographed home is a home that sells […]

3D Virtual Tours: The New Standard for Real Estate Sales Everywhere

Professional Photography became the Standard in the Last 10 Years I passed my exam and received my license to sell homes in Oregon in 2003. At the time, I was shocked how many real estate agents were still using their cell phones to take dark, blurry pictures of homes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. […]

Professional Real Estate Photography – No longer Optional in 2020

In the Portland real estate market, professional photos are the expectation and the standard. It is simply no longer acceptable for real estate agents to take terrible photos, nor is it acceptable (in my opinion) for real estate agents to take the photos themselves – use a professional! Also, considering the high-end cameras available on […]

Portland Floor Plans Sell Homes

Portland buyers these days are more likely than ever to see a floor plan for any given home. That’s because with the new Home Energy Score policy, many homeowners are getting a complimentary floor plan with their energy score and passing it on to potential buyers. Home Buyers Want to See Floor Plans The National […]

Fact: Professional Photography Sells Portland Real Estate

It’s happened to all of us. We see an item in the store, something about it makes us feel great, and we buy it on the spot. Our Portland real estate team has figured out how to capture that “love at first sight” effect to sell homes. How? Picking the right professional photography company to […]

When to Use a Drone Video to Sell a Luxury Home

Aerial drone videos are a relatively new but powerful marketing tool that can help you sell the right luxury home. Here are two main reasons to use a drone video to help sell your home: 1. If you have an amazing view (like the video below) pictures cannot capture the value of a majestic view. […]

Sell Your Home Fast With Professional Staging and Photography

Spring buying season is here and Portland home sellers will need to make some big decisions. Picking a great real estate agent is first. After that, it would be a good idea to start thinking about who will help you stage and photograph your home. Is staging really that important? It depends. If you have […]

Professional Photographs – should I use to sell my Portland home?

In a word, yes. Unless you are selling a fixer in as-is condition, professional photographs will make all the difference in marketing your Portland home for sale. The number one thing that makes homes sell these days is internet exposure (see our in-depth post here) and I strongly believe the number two thing is the […]

Professional Photographs?

As a top Portland real estate agent, I believe I take great photographs for my clients and have even taken some classes to enhance my skills. Yet, I always offer professional photography services to all my listing clients. Why? Right now, there is nothing more important in selling your home than its online exposure. 92% […]

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